Police “Strict response to workers’ conferences of the KCTU, if they violate quarantine rules”


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The police announced that they would strictly respond to the National Workers’ Congress of the National Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), which was announced on the 13th. The National Police Agency said on the 12th, “Despite the assembly bans of the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the police, the Confederation of Trade Unions is foretelling a large-scale illegal assembly in downtown Seoul on the 13th with tens of thousands of union members participating.” We plan to use it to block illegal gatherings from the beginning of the gathering stage.” The number of careers that the police will mobilize alone is expected to reach about 12,000. On the 13th, the Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) announced a plan to hold the ‘2021 National Workers’ Congress to Inherit the Martyrdom of Jeon Tae-il’ in groups of 499 people in groups of 499 each in Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul on the 13th. The police judged it as a violation of the Infectious Disease Prevention Act, seeing it as a ‘split assembly’ in which 10,000 people gather in the same place. The National Police Agency said, “If an unlawful assembly is forced to gather outside the police blockade and violate the quarantine rules, we will proceed with the dissolution procedure in accordance with the laws and principles such as the Assembly Act and the Infectious Disease Prevention Act.” We will take strict measures against acts of violence based on the principle of on-the-spot arrest.” In addition, it plans to organize a dedicated investigation team to investigate illegal acts caused by forcing the assembly, and to pursue the instigator until the end and take legal action. Regarding the rally held by the KCTU on October 20, the police established a dedicated investigation headquarters under the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency and are conducting an investigation by putting 44 people under investigation. By Kim Yoon-joo, staff reporter [email protected]


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